Dan Riehl is a master at exposing media lies, and he has caught yet another big one:
There's a story just starting to make the rounds of the MSM outlets — that Israel is targeting ambulances. You can find it mentioned in the New York Times, the Guardian and several more outlets. But it appears our friends from ... wait for it, that's right, Qana, may be up to some new tricks.
The story goes that the Israelis struck two ambulances, injuring nine people, severing one man's leg. There's only one problem; it looks as though it isn't true.
The source of the disinformation in this case seems to have been a Lebanese Red Cross worker caught by his own inconsistencies, reports by the Red Cross and independent photographs.
The NYT and Guardian weren't the only media outlets taken in. " Time sure loved the story. The Boston Globe made four stories out of it. It's even a Yahoo favorite photo."
Clarice Feldman 8 02 06
Ethel Fenig adds:
There is a twisted, perverted history to the latest MSM Big Lie of Israel targeting ambulances.
For years the MSM ignored the Gazan Arabs' tactic of deliberately placing terrorists disguised as ill individuals in Red Crescent ambulances for transport to their final destinations for a slaughter/suicide atrocity or for a shield from which they fired at innocents. Naturally the RC blamed Israel for stopping, searching and, when necessary, even firing at ambulances; the MSM aired and shared their indignation.
From ambulances to hospitals is therefore a short step so be forewarned of another puff of righteous condemnation sure to come against Israel for their capture of terrorists in a Baalbek hospital.
But this wasn't just an ordinary hospital, or even an ordinary military hospital, and this incident in a hospital was not accidental.
After several hours of intense fighting in and around the hospital in the eastern Lebanon town of Baalbek, which was built by Iran for the express purpose of treating Hizbullah operatives, IDF commando forces on Wednesday morning took a number of Hizbullah operatives captive.
An IAF helicopter dropped commando forces a short distance from the hospital late Tuesday night. The force was discovered as it moved toward the structure, where Hizbullah operatives were suspected of hiding.
Hospitals as barricades and forts, luring soldiers. Let the condemnation of Hizbollah for such callousness begin! But don't hold your breath.